As usual I forgot to photograph it before cutting open the pack and emptying it, but here is the packet, look at the price - 2p !
Into the steamer with a chopped onion, steamed just long enough to soften, not to make it soggy.
Here is the mix in three different sized bowls, the small one I ate for my tea, the two bigger ones are in the freezer and will do for two meals each. I added a sprinkle of grated cheese along with some black pepper, I made a basic custard with egg and milk (I always add some dried powdered milk to a custard, it more or less guarantees a good 'set' and adds protein). Just cover with sliced bread which has been buttered, and pour over the custard mix.
Here are two after I ate one - It was delicious - and so very frugal.
Here is a pack of mixed salad leaves, also 2p that I had with it.
Now I thought I had a small space for my sewing machine a couple of weeks ago, but now I have used that space for seed starting and potting etc., I have had to find somewhere else. I looked around for a suitable small table with no luck, the space I had in mind is very tiny so any table had to fit with room for my foot to reach the pedal, I thought a computer desk would be ideal with space underneath for all the bits and pieces we sewers collect.
I tried Freecycle and got one, although not complete, but as it was free and beggars can't be choosers I picked it up. The top was 'bowed' so my machine wouldn't have had a solid base, so I took that off and the machine will rest on the pull out shelf underneath.
A good wash and a wipe over with some disinfectant did the trick - all ready to
be manhandled go upstairs into my bedroom. Here it is in-situ -
I will be putting my plastic boxes of pins, needles, threads, scissors, ribbons etc. etc., up later. I'm using my computer chair, I've turned it away because the seat is worn ! but I think that will be the first thing I make up there, a new seat cover. I hope I don't need anything from the drawers at the back of the table !
So that was a fantastically frugal day - 5 meals for 2p and a free sewing table.